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Upcoming Speed Dating Events in Eastern Suburbs

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Spice Market
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Fri, 26 July, 7:00 pm AEST
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Beaney Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000 3000
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Tickets from $29.90 AUD
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Diesel Bar & Eatery
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Sat, 27 July, 5:00 pm AEST
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202 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000
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Tickets from $29.90 AUD
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Bendigo Street Milk Bar
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Sun, 28 July, 5:00 pm AEST
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37 Bendigo St, Richmond VIC 3121
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Tickets from $29.90 AUD
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Diesel Bar & Eatery
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Sat, 3 August, 5:00 pm AEST
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202 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000
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Tickets from $29.90 AUD
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Miranda Tequila Bar
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Fri, 9 August, 7:00 pm AEST
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313 Flinders Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000
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Tickets from $29.90 AUD
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Diesel Bar & Eatery
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Sat, 10 August, 5:00 pm AEST
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202 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000
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Tickets from $29.90 AUD
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Diesel Bar & Eatery
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Sat, 17 August, 5:00 pm AEST
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202 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000
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Tickets from $29.90 AUD
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Spice Market
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Fri, 23 August, 7:00 pm AEST
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Beaney Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000 3000
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Tickets from $29.90 AUD
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Diesel Bar & Eatery
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Sat, 24 August, 5:00 pm AEST
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202 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000
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Tickets from $29.90 AUD
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Hotel Railway Brunswick
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Wed, 28 August, 7:00 pm AEST
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291 Albert St, Brunswick VIC 3056
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Tickets from $29.90 AUD
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Diesel Bar & Eatery
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Sat, 31 August, 5:00 pm AEST
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202 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000
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Tickets from $29.90 AUD
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Miranda Tequila Bar
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Fri, 6 September, 7:00 pm AEST
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313 Flinders Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000
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Tickets from $29.90 AUD

Melbourne Speed Dating Social Events In Eastern Suburbs

Speed dating in Melbourne’s Eastern Suburbs offers an exciting way for singles to meet potential partners face-to-face. As an attendee, I’ve found it to be a thrilling yet slightly nerve-wracking experience. The concept is simple: you have a series of short “mini-dates” with other participants, typically lasting about five minutes each. It’s a great way to meet many people in one night and see if there’s a spark.

Booking a ticket is straightforward via Eventbrite, where you can select the event that best fits your age group—whether you’re in your 20s, 30s, 40s, or over 50. Once booked, it’s time to prepare. For an outfit, Chadstone Shopping Centre, renowned for its wide variety of fashion retailers, is an excellent choice. You’ll find something stylish and suitable for the event. The Eastern Suburbs, particularly around Glen Waverley and Mount Waverley, are vibrant areas where singles from neighboring suburbs like Blackburn and Burwood also come to mingle. This broader dating pool increases your chance of meeting more compatible singles who live near you. To reach these venues, the Glen Waverley line’s Glen Waverley Station is the nearest train stop, providing convenient access.

Our Venues

One of the most popular speed dating venues in the Eastern Suburbs is The Village Green Hotel on Springvale Road. This spacious bar, established in the 1960s, features a modern interior with cozy seating areas, creating a comfortable environment for speed dating. The hotel’s large function rooms allow for easy rotation during the event, ensuring you never feel cramped. The signature drink, a “Green Martini,” offers a refreshing start to your dates. Owned by Australian Venue Co., the hotel’s experienced management ensures smooth event execution, making it a top choice for our singles events. The ambiance of The Village Green Hotel, with its elegant yet relaxed vibe, sets the perfect stage for meeting new people, fostering a friendly atmosphere that encourages open conversation.

The Glen Hotel, situated on Springvale Road. This venue boasts a chic, contemporary design with an open-plan layout, ideal for speed dating. Unique features include a rooftop bar with stunning views, a spacious garden area perfect for mingling during intermissions, and a diverse cocktail menu. The “Berry Bliss” cocktail is a must-try here. The Glen Hotel, originally a local pub in the 1980s, has transformed into a modern hotspot under the ownership of hospitality veterans, ensuring high standards of service and event organization. The rooftop bar’s open setting contributes to a lively atmosphere, making it easy to transition from speed dates to casual chats over drinks, enhancing the overall experience.

The Notting Hill Hotel on Ferntree Gully Road provides a more traditional yet lively venue for speed dating. Known for its historic charm and cozy corners, this bar dates back to the 1800s and offers a warm, welcoming environment. Unique elements include a vintage beer garden, a fireplace for a cozy winter dating experience, and a wide range of local craft beers. The signature drink here, the “Notting Hill Ale,” is a local favorite. Owned by the Hallmark Group, the hotel’s blend of old-world charm and contemporary amenities makes it a delightful setting for singles to meet. The inviting atmosphere, complemented by the hotel’s rich history, adds a layer of romantic nostalgia to your blind dating experience.

What To Expect At Our Events

Booking a Speed Dating Social event on Eventbrite is seamless, with various options for different age groups. Upon arrival, you’ll receive a name card and scan a QR code to access the Matching App 4.0, where you can view the evening’s attendees. This modern approach allows you to mark potential matches or friends directly from your phone. Our events typically start at 7 PM and last until 9 PM, including a 10-minute intermission for drinks and mingling. Throughout the event, men rotate every five minutes, ensuring everyone has a chance to meet. Icebreaker games and conversation cards provided by hosts help ease nerves and spark engaging discussions.

With equal ratios of 20 men and 20 women, you can expect a balanced and dynamic dating experience. Founded by Darcy Todd in 2020, Speed Dating Social has successfully hosted over 787 events, introducing more than 37,423 singles. The policy of no refunds within 30 days of an event helps ensure committed attendance, making the planning smoother for both organizers and participants. For any queries, you can reach us at matches@speeddatingsocial.com.

Who You'll Meet

On the night, you’ll encounter a diverse mix of professionals, single parents, university students, to mature daters over 40 and 50. Each singles mixer offers a glimpse into the lives and personalities of these individuals, making it a refreshing change from the often impersonal interactions on dating apps like Tinder or Bumble. Meeting face-to-face allows for genuine connections and eliminates the risk of online dating sites. If you’re a single parent, local childcare services like Busy Bees at Glen Waverley offer convenient child minding options, allowing you to enjoy the evening worry-free.

Post Event Eastern Suburbs Date Night Ideas

After the event, consider inviting your match to a second date at The Royal Botanic Gardens or a romantic dinner at Chez Olivier, both offering picturesque settings for deepening your connections. The gardens provide a tranquil backdrop for a leisurely walk along the Yarra River, while Chez Olivier’s intimate ambiance makes for a perfect dining experience. These spots enhance the initial romantic fast date allowing you to transition into deeper more meaningful conversations.

Attendee Reviews

Jeffery
Jeffery
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I tried a speed dating night in Melbourne, it was pretty good, I think 2 ladies didn't show up but I still got about 14 dates
Sarah
Sarah
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was a fun night out with my girlfriends, some conversations were a tad dull but 2 cute guys made it worth it and even got their numbers
Steph H
Steph H
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I didn't know speed dating was a thing but I'm new to the area and was good meeting some new people
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How It Works

Ever wanted to try or wondered how a speed dating event works? It’s easy, just follow these 6 steps:

Book A Ticket

Simply book a ticket through our website or Eventbrite to secure your spot

Hosts Greet You

Turn up and be greeted by friendly hosts who help scan you into our matching portal

Get Your Own Table

Be assigned your own table where you can comfortably mingle one on one

Enjoy 12 Fun Mini Dates

Be rotated every 5 minutes and enjoy 12 fast 5minute dates

Tick Yes To Anyone On Your Phone

Anonymously tick yes on anyone you like from your phone

Matches Sent The Next Day

Receive your matches and contact details of everyone who selects you the next day

Frequently Asked Questions

For getting the most out of speed dating, dress to impress but stay comfortable. Aim for smart casual attire: think neat, casual outfits that show off your personality while still being appropriate for the setting. For a stylish outfit, visit David Jones at Westfield Southland on Nepean Highway. They have a great selection of contemporary and classic fashion to help you look your best.

When speed dating, it’s best to keep the conversation light and engaging. Ask about their hobbies, favorite places in the area, or recent trips. A great local topic could be the Dandenong Ranges—it’s a beautiful spot for hiking and could lead to a suggestion for a second date exploring the trails or visiting the cafes in the area.

Our LGBTQ speed dating events are often held at The 86, a popular gay bar located on High Street Road. Known for its vibrant atmosphere and welcoming community, it’s an excellent place to meet queer singles, including trans and bi singles. Established in 1986, and owned by a local LGBTQ entrepreneur, the bar’s lively drag shows and themed nights make it a fun spot for gay singles events, creating an inclusive space for everyone from genderqueer individuals to MLM and WLW singles.

For health-conscious singles, consider attending our fitness-oriented speed dating events. You could discuss local gyms like Goodlife Health Clubs on Springvale Road, or talk about your fitness goals can help establish mutual interests and possibly lead to a shared session or gym date.

Speed dating events for animal lovers might be held at dog-friendly bars like The Sporting Globe on Nepean Highway. Just ask your dates about their pets or favorite parks. Then if all goes well, suggesting a second date at Centenary Park can be a great way to bond over a shared love for animals and enjoy a relaxing date in a beautiful outdoor setting.

To ensure you look your best, visit Just Cuts on Main Street, a reputable local hairdresser. You might ask for a modern, easy-to-maintain style that suits your face shape and personal style. A fresh haircut can boost your confidence and make a great first impression.

Discussing local hobby clubs can be a great way to find common ground. For example, Oakleigh Historical Society on Atherton Road offers engaging activities and events that you can invite someone to. Sharing your interests in history or community events can lead to a more meaningful connection and a potential second dates.

Typically, Speed Dating Social events host around 40 attendees, evenly split between men and women. Participants often come from surrounding suburbs like Clayton and Mulgrave. This local diversity increases your chances of meeting compatible singles who live nearby, making it easier to arrange dates and build relationships.

Our Asian speed dating events are commonly held at Oriental Teahouse on Warrigal Road. This venue is known for its authentic Asian cuisine, with the Lychee Martini is a must try signature drink. Compared to using apps like EastMeetEast, Asian speed dating here offers a more immediate and personal way to connect over shared cultural interests and delicious food.

Our Christian speed dating events take place at The Matthew Flinders Hotel on Warrigal Road. Discussing your faith or inviting someone to attend a service at Holy Trinity Anglican Church on High Street Road can also deepen your connection. Compared to apps like Christian Mingle, our events provide a more interactive and sincere setting for discussing shared values and meeting someone with the same beliefs.

For singles over 40, our speed dating events are often held at The Waverley Hotel on Springvale Road. This group tends to look for meaningful, long-term relationships. And besides singles events, you can also try OurTime, a dating app for those over 40, or join the Over 40s Social Club meetup group for more local opportunities to meet your next partner.

Our over 50s speed dating events are typically held at The Glenferrie Hotel on Burwood Road. This elegant venue provides a comfortable setting of our mature daters. You’ll find Singles over 50 are often looking for companionship and shared experiences. Apart from singles parties, you can use the SilverSingles app or join the 50+ Social Club meetup group to find a partner in Melbourne.

Consider a date night at The Kingston Arts Centre on Moorabbin’s Nepean Highway. This venue offers a variety of cultural events and performances. To get the most out of your date, arrive early to explore the art gallery, and check the event schedule for any special performances or exhibitions that might interest you both.

Lollipops Playland on Princes Highway is a child-friendly venue where you can bring your kids along for a fun-filled date while you connect with another single parent. Alternatively, use Guardian Childcare & Education on Warrigal Road for child care services while you attend a speed dating event, ensuring your child is well cared for while you can enjoy your evening.